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Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
French author & moralist [more author details]
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Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.
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Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.
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Solemnity is a device of the body to hide the faults of the mind.
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The defects and faults in the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.
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The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
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The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.
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The passions are the only orators that always persuade.
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The passions often engender their contraries.
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The pleasure of love is in loving.
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To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.
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To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established.
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To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
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We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.
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We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire.
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We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
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We should manage our fortunes as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.
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We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives.
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We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.
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We would rather run ourselves down than not speak of ourselves at all.
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